Friday, March 01, 2013

Creative Faith Journaling Workshop

Come to an afternoon of creativity and faith as we explore God's abundant promises for us!

What lies in our hearts? How do we pray for these?  This recollection will look at some of God’s basic promises and will explore how we might pray them. We will also learn to journal ... in words and pictures. 

Journaling is said to have been practiced in Asia as early as 56 AD and while Westerns are said to have recorded only details and facts in their journals, the Asians have supposedly included images and other creative expressions in their journal entries even from early on. 

Journaling is being used nowadays in many fields of discipline: creative writing, technical and scientific research, medical and nursing practice, in psychotherapy as a tool for self- discovery and emotional healing… Many use it to record their dreams, hopes, goals and accomplishments. 

Holy men and women through the years have used journals to record their deep religious experiences.  This has helped them keep a record of their faith journey  and to discover and understand the work of God in their life.

The better to remember them and to rejoice in God’s answers. 


Journal - preferably spring or ring bound or sewn, (not perfect binding  because when you attach pictures and embellishment and notebook will be thick, pages may fall out)
optional- family pictures, pictures of yourself, paints, crayons, scrapbook materials, etc
& an open heart :)

Our Resource Speakers:

Mae Legaspi

Mae’s interest has always been in people. From being a kindergarten teacher to leaders among the youth and married members of Ligaya ng Panginoon, a Catholic Christian community, to management consultancy in a Singapore-based company, she has always been involved in helping individuals and groups find their gifts, purpose or mission in life. 

Mae currently does part-time community-building work for The Sword of the Spirit Asian Region where she does training and formation of leaders and  Christian community culture in the Philippines and India.  Mae also does life coaching where she puts to good use her counseling, teaching, training and spiritual competencies.  She runs at different seasons of the year a program for college students to help them decide on a  college degree that best  fits their skills and interests.

Mae has a Master of Arts in Family Ministry and Counseling from the Ateneo de Manila University, and 40 graduate credits towards an MA in Reading from PNU.  Her postgraduate units are in Organizational Development and Values Development at Miriam College.

Patsy Paterno

The eldest of the five Papemelroti siblings (she is the PA in pa-pemelroti), Patsy has been working in the family business since she was 11 years old.  Today, she works full time for the business as the chain's Managing Director.  

A graduate of Interior Design from the University of the Philippines, she can always be found in her craft room making collages, scrapbook layouts, Artist Trading Cards (ATCs), and thinking of ways to re-use things normal people would throw away.  Her favorite techniques are collage and crayola etching, which she says are most forgiving of mistakes.  


Date: March 23, 2013

Time: 1:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Ateneo de Manila University, Institute for Social Order (ISO)
Katipunan Ave., Quezon City

Metro Manila, Philippines
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Workshop Fee (including the additional art materials aside from what you're bringing): P950

Register at the form below.

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For inquiries you may text 09209134690 
or e-mail Patsy 

Deposit your payment/s to:
Account Name - Korben Corporation
Bank Name - Bank of the Philippine Islands (BPI)
Account Number -  C/A 0271-0337-61

E-mail the scanned deposit slip / fax to (632) 375-1069 / 4126487 / 3742442 so we can check your payment.


"I thought before that journaling wasn't "my thing".  I found it hard writing down what I hear from or what I want to say to the Lord.  Maybe, because I felt like they had to be done "nicely and properly" - with correct tenses, grammar and all.  But I realized that what was most important was that I remember our conversations together and feel renewed and strengthened by them.  Creative Journaling is the answer to my prayer!  I can draw, stamp around, make a collage out of whatever I heard God tell me.  I find it enjoyable and in a way "liberating" to do my journal now.  And looking through "all the art" makes it easier for me to recall His words and in a glance see my journey with Him throughout all these years!" - Dr. Marichu Pilapil 

Legaspi People Development Consulting offered a half- day workshop on Creative Spiritual Journaling last November 15, 2008 at the Manresa Retreat House in Quezon City.  Mae Legaspi, the Managing Consultant of  Legaspi People Development  Consulting,  spoke about  Prayer as a Way to  One’s Authentic Self,  and  Patsy Paterno, Managing Director of Papemelroti,  shared her experience of journaling as a response in her dialogue with God.  She also demonstrated several creative techniques in making journal entries that express  what is in one’s heart. 

*We want you to share in the mission of spreading the Good News so part of the proceeds will go to Christ’s Youth in Action, a campus based organization involved in sharing the Christian faith to college students.

*Please take note that this is different from the Faith and Art workshop (to be held in Tagaytay) still to come.

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  1. I was undergo with major surgery last Jan. 28, and thanks to our almighty GOD, the surgery was successful and gave me a new life. I believe that God has a purpose to wake me up from my previous life before the operation was undergo..Now this coming lenten season, I will stay with my family at home to pray as many hours as I can. Prayers of thanks giving for the greatest gift from him, from his healing power that touches my heart and soul, thanks for he is our GOD almighty the one who sacrifice his life for our salvation...

  2. Hi I've always wanted to join your art workshops :)because I appreciate how you use your creativity by just using recycled materials. I am very proud that your products in Papemelroti are hand crafted by our own people :) Cheers and God Bless

  3. What did I do this Lenten season to commemorate God's precious gift of salvation for us? I meditated on Psalms, praised God until I couldn't cry anymore and everyday I remember the cost of saving a wretched person like me was the only Son of God, through daily devotions.

  4. We attended Mass on Ash Wednesday wherein ashes are imposed on our foreheads to symbolize our dependence on God's mercy and forgiveness. We also practice abstinence as part of our Christian tradition during Ash Wednesday.

  5. I prayed the rosary with my family

  6. Anonymous1:37 PM

    I practice abstinence during this season

    A_C_E_ at hotmail dot com

  7. I am ashamed to admit that I have yet to do anything worthy to commemorate or share God's gift of salvation. Too caught up with my personal struggles, I have distanced myself from God. I would like to build again and strengthen my personal relationship with Him. I am happy to know that workshops like these exist. And, given the opportunity I would love to be part of it and once again be in the right path with my God.

  8. Anonymous4:44 PM

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  9. Anonymous4:48 PM

    I abstained from the shopping which was addicting me. But instead focused on making another's life more comfortable.

  10. Anonymous11:45 AM

    As ash was being imposed upon my head at the beginning of Lent, I was told to "Turn away from sin and believe in the Gospel." This is what I earnestly prayed for, and still earnestly do. For Him to heal me of my wounds, wash me of my sins, and so be used as an instrument for others to hear, too, of His Gospel of Love.

  11. Just thanking the Lord for His provisions.

  12. I utilized more of my time to allot it for my daily quiet time, got more active with my group in our Church and read more from my pile of inspirational/devotional books. :]

    Also, I am drafting more entries for my blog, (s)MILE (a)LONG. :]


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